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Thursday / June 4.
  • Miami adds Stony Brook transfer Elijah Olaniyi

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Miami on Sunday added a key transfer in Stony Brook’s Elijah Olaniyi, who will sit the upcoming season and play in 2021-22.

    “Miami was the fit and opportunity for me,” he said. “I want to bring my experience, leadership, and willingness to win to an already strong culture at Miami!”

    The 6-foot-5 Newark native and former Newark East Side standout averaged 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds en route to All-America East honors last season as a junior at Stony Brook. He averaged 12.3 points and 5.9 rebounds as a sophomore.

    Miami also adds shooting guard Earl Timberlake and power forward Matt Cross, as well as sit-out transfer Nysier Brooks.

    Olaniyi is one of four Stony Brook transfers, including senior guard Makale Foreman, a Chattanooga transfer who averaged 15.6 points; 6-5 senior Andrew Garcia, an all-conference second-teamer who averaged 13.4 points and a team-best 6.7 rebounds, and 6-8 junior Anthony Ochefu.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.